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Agronomy Minor

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Feed the world.

The agronomy minor provides training in plant, soil and pest management. It complements a variety of majors by providing a focus on the science and technology of producing and using plants in agriculture for food, feed, fuel, fiber and land restoration. Employment possibilities include careers in crop consulting, crop/plant and soil research, seed and forage production and marketing agricultural inputs (fertilizers, seed, chemicals). The minor strengthens employment opportunities in government agencies, such as, the Cooperative Extension Service, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Research Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.